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Launched in 2010 with an inaugural event that was hailed as “ambitious” (The New York Times) and “selective but eclectic” (The Village Voice), DOC NYC has since become America’s largest documentary film festival and voted by MovieMaker magazine as one of the “top five coolest documentary film festivals.” Based at the West Village’s IFC Center, Chelsea’s SVA Theater and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinema, the eight-day festival showcases new achievements in documentary film and is often a launching pad for Oscar-nominated documentaries from around the world.

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  • Advocate

    Since the early 1970s, attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: feminists and fundamentalists, non-violent demonstrators and armed militants. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, sh...

  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco

    This vibrant time capsule reveals the decadent world of ’70s haute couture and the dominant fashion illustrator of the era, Antonio Lopez, whose distinctive drawings graced the pages of Vogue and Elle. A Puerto Rican native raised in the Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour...

  • I Am Sun Mu

    Operating under a pseudonym which means "no boundaries", North Korean defector Sun Mu doesn't just paint about his troubled life in the world’s most reclusive and repressive state – he paints images of hope. Sun Mu's work is imbued with nuance and heartbreak, political pop art that inverts the pr...

  • Mayor

    MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich ...

  • Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Liz Braun's AWFJ review: "QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK is a love letter to the artist and a mini-lesson in 20th Century gender politics and American art history. Lauded as a pioneer of photorealism, Flack was famous in the 1970s ...